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Danielle Brooks, one of the stars of the hit Netflix show Orange is the New Black, was bummed to see that America's Next Top Model (ANTM) didn't include any curvy women among their finalists, despite having famous plus-sized model Ashley Graham as one of the judges. Brooks posted an Instagram of plus-sized women in black bras and underwear, and in the caption, explained why it was disappointing that a show with such a diverse group of contestants ("You had an Asian, African, a red head, transgender, an androgynous sister, even twins") couldn't include even one plus-sized woman.

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[This is not a bashing of any sort but an observation that wouldn't allow me to hold my πŸ‘… ] As a plus woman being seen only 1% of the time is a real thing. Period. After watching #ANTM last night I was super excited to see my girl Ashley Graham but bummed out not to see any plus contestants. A curvy judge but no curvy contestants? πŸ˜• Out of all 28 girls not one was plus. You had an Asian, African, a red head, transgender, an androgynous sister, even twins...(much love for that) but not 1 plus size woman-when 67% of women are plus in the US?? This could've been a perfect opportunity for them to highlight fabulous designers that also do plus fashion or highlight strictly plus designers that rarely get any shine. They could've also highlighted the struggles that come with being plus. We could've at least gotten to 2%. The plus competitor would've been able to lean on the fact that a reflection of herself (Ashley Graham) was in the room reminding her that her dream IS possible. All these things still would've moved us forward, and would've done more than me posting an IG post. Regardless, We are worth these incredible opportunities. We deserve to be seen. I'm going to continue to push back and speak up for that young girl that wants to model, wants to act, wants to be upfront and needs to be reminded that she is just as deserving as anyone else. βœŒπŸΎοΈπŸ’‹ #seethe67 #voiceofthecurves

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Her full caption reads,

[This is not a bashing of any sort but an observation that wouldn't allow me to hold my πŸ‘… ]

As a plus woman being seen only 1% of the time is a real thing. Period. After watching#ANTM last night I was super excited to see my girl Ashley Graham but bummed out not to see any plus contestants. A curvy judge but no curvy contestants? πŸ˜• Out of all 24 girls not one was plus. You had an Asian, African, a red head, transgender, an androgynous sister, even twins...(much love for that) but not 1 plus size woman-when 67% of women are plus in the US?? This could've been a perfect opportunity for them to highlight fabulous designers that also do plus fashion or highlight strictly plus designers that rarely get any shine. They could've also highlighted the struggles that come with being plus. We could've at least gotten to 2%. The plus competitor would've been able to lean on the fact that a reflection of herself (Ashley Graham) was in the room reminding her that her dream IS possible. All these things still would've moved us forward, and would've done more than me posting an IG post. Regardless, We are worth these incredible opportunities. We deserve to be seen. I'm going to continue to push back and speak up for that young girl that wants to model, wants to act, wants to be upfront and needs to be reminded that she is just as deserving as anyone else. βœŒπŸΎοΈπŸ’‹ #seethe67#voiceofthecurves

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πŸ‘‘Queening πŸ‘‘ --> now read my last post.

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Danielle Brooks, who is part of the 67 percent of American women who are plus-sized, is doing her part to make plus-sized more visible in American media. That's something everyone can celebrate.